Shamrock Fried Eggs

 

Shamrock Fried Eggs

Serve up a breakfast that is fun and fit for St. Patrick’s Day! These shamrock fried eggs are super simple to make and absolutely adorable. No more having to dye your scrambled eggs green to celebrate the holiday. Serve them up looking just like a four leaf clover. I am sure this is one dish your kids might be eager to devour because of the fun shape!

When you head to your grocery store, look for a bell pepper that has the base with four humps instead of three. This will give you the look of a four-leaf clover. I recommend getting a larger sized bell pepper. The eggs will fit in a larger bell pepper more easily. The smaller peppers I have found don’t work as good, especially if you use larger eggs. The egg whites can (and will) ooze out when you fry.

Grab your cast iron skillet and you are ready to start cooking. I like to slice my peppers a little thicker so that it can hold all the egg a bit easier.  If your eggs do ooze out, simply use a fork or knife to clean up or scrape the egg away. Then cook your eggs to the desired consistency and then serve! You could even top it with a little parmesan or sharp cheese to add more flavor. 

The shamrock fried eggs are fun for not only children, but adults just the same. The pepper gives a great flavor pairing with the egg for a different twist to your morning breakfast. Squeeze up some orange juice and pair with some fresh fruit or even this triple berry oat parfait! Make sure you also get a variety of colored peppers and use them for other holidays like red for Valentine’s Day, yellow for Easter, green for St. Patty’s Day, etc. Or serve this breakfast any time of the year for no reason in general. 

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Shamrock Fried Eggs

Serves: 2

Ingredients

  • 1 large Green Bell Pepper
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 tablespoon of grass-fed butter (like Kerrygold)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • You will also want a cast iron skillet. If you haven’t own one before I have a couple posts over on my other site on how to use cast iron. You can click here and here.

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Instructions

  1. Slice the bell peppers into rings, about 2 cm thick. I got 4 rings.              
  2. Melt butter in a frying pan, preferably cast iron, over medium-high heat.
  3. Place the bell pepper rings in the pan and turn once, after a minute.
  4. Crack an egg inside each pepper ring.                          
  5. Season with salt and pepper.                                         
  6. Cover with a lid and cook until the white is set and the yolk reaches your desired doneness. About 3 to 5 minutes, depending.                      
  7. Remove from the pan and serve hot.                                                                                               

Notes:

  • Instead of green bell pepper, use colorful bell peppers for a spring/Easter themed breakfast. I share how to do that in the Air Fryer here. 

Enjoy! Don’t Forget to print your recipe out for later! 

 

Shamrock Fried Eggs

Ingredients

  • 1 large Green Bell Pepper
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 tablespoon of grass fed Butter (like Kerrygold)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Slice the bell peppers into rings, about 2 cm thick. I got 4 rings.

  2. Melt butter in a frying pan, preferably cast iron, over medium-high heat.

  3. Place the bell pepper rings in the pan and turn once, after a minute.

  4. Crack an egg inside each pepper ring.

  5. Season with salt and pepper.

  6. Cover with a lid and cook until the white is set and the yolk reaches your desired doneness. About 3 to 5 minutes, depending.

  7. Remove from the pan and serve hot.

  8. Instead of green bell pepper use colorful bell peppers for a spring/Easter themed breakfast. 

 

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